May 2019

May 31 (UPI) — General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. received a $36.4 million contract modification for unmanned drone services in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced. The contract, announced Thursday, provides for nine months of Group 5 unmanned air system intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services. The air system, the MQ-9 Reaper, is part of Group 5, […]

Share on Facebook Tweet Share on LinkedIn Share this article by email Recent attacks launched by Houthis rebels on critical installations in Saudi Arabia has demonstrated a significant leap in their capabilities. The story of how Ansar Allah (the official name of Houthi movement) moved from small-arms ambushes to medium-range ballistic missile and sophisticated drone […]

The U.S. Army Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Aviation’s Project Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence to identify and prototype new drone capabilities with commercial companies that specialize in on-demand, “eye in the sky” technologies. In this process, the U.S. Army is partnering with the Pentagon’s […]

This post is also available in: עברית (Hebrew) A new surveillance technology will be developed for the US army by a French company. The deal represents a strategic front between the US and European commercial entities in the face of increasing dominance from Chinese companies. The French drone manufacturer Parrot is one of six awardees […]

FREMONT, CA – Industries companies face a plethora of security challenges, often exacerbated by the failure of incomplete security solutions. The lack of robust measures has often led to substantial monitory losses, production slowdown, equipment failure, as well as human casualties. However, the emergence of automation has brought promising innovation in industrial security. The utilization […]

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Mecca (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Saturday warned that “terrorist” attacks in the Gulf region could imperil global oil supplies, as he sought to galvanise support among Islamic countries against arch-rival Iran. The king was speaking at a meeting of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the third and final Tehran-focused […]

It was Camp Bucca – later dubbed ‘the University of Jihad’ – where Baghdadi came of age as a jihadist Born Ibrahim Awad al-Badri in 1971, the passionate football fan came from modest beginnings in Samarra, north of Baghdad. His school results prevented him studying law and his poor eyesight stopped him joining the army, […]

Warning: Spoilers! Do not proceed if you have not watched Friday’s two-hour season four finale of Blindspot. So, are they dead? Blindspot threw everyone for a loop at the end of Friday’s two-hour season four finale when the cabin in which Weller (Sullivan Stapleton), Patterson (Ashley Johnson), Reade (Rob Brown) and Zapata (Audrey Esparza) took temporary reprieve […]

Missy Ryan May 2 U.S. military operations killed 120 civilians in 2018, the Pentagon said in a new assessment of noncombatant deaths. The department, in an annual report to Congress, said that 42 civilians were confirmed to have been killed last year in the U.S.-led operation against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. It […]